The editor of the Reader took issue with my point of view in this email he sent me after I turned in my column

"I'll have to dispute your philosophy here. You seem to be saying it's okay for politicians to break promises since it's not like a personal promise. I'd say campaign promises are even more binding because they're made to millions of people. Making promises you can't keep is not an honest effort falling short, it's lying to get elected. If that's okay, I can see why so many politicians think that normal morality doesn't apply to them. Not to mention why so many people are cynical about politics.

"That's just my two cents...but no matter, we need to provoke a few letters anyway."

To which I replied